The accessory drive belt may seem like a small component of your Mazda 3, but in reality, it's responsible for vital secondary systems that keep your engine running. It drives the alternator, water pump, power steering system and air conditioning compressor. Accessory drive belt system components make sure that tension is correct and your engine operates smoothly. That way, you avoid potential problems and stay safe on the road.
If there's a problem with accessory belts, important systems in your Mazda 3 won't work correctly. The engine may overheat or your battery may die, leaving you on the side of the road. Each part of the accessory drive belt system, such as pulleys, tensioners, dampers and belts, provide proper tension for long-lasting automotive performance. Replace individual components or find a master kit to bring everything up to speed.